General Manager Art Phillips received the Ted Larson M. Larson Award at the 14th Annual Fargo Film Festival on Saturday, March 8, 2014.  The Ted M. Larson Award is given to an individual whose commitment to cinema demonstrates outstanding, longtime contributions to one or more of the following areas: film education, film production, film culture, and film criticism and history.

Art was one of the original founders of the Fargo Film Festival in 2001 and has served on the Fargo Theatre Board of Directors. He also served on the North Dakota Film Commission. His love of film and music is apparent in his work as a director/producer over the past 35 years.

Art has won numerous awards in the director’s chair including honors from the New York Film Festival, Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival, Telly Awards, and the American Advertising Federation.  He was a Best Director Finalist at the International Teleproduction Society Monitor Awards. He was also presented the Silver Medal Award by the American Advertising Federation of North Dakota for his contributions to the industry of advertising.